Friday 13 October 2017 – Defect Update

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions and a lot of back and forth of emails between us and the builder.  I have calmed down, mostly.   So the reinspection report.  There were still a few items affecting the frame that hadn't been done.  They were the sticking points for us as once…

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Tuesday 10 October 2017 – Fail

No.  Not everything has been fixed.  And our SS didn't turn up for the re-inspection, he did say that he would be there, and that's why Mr W took the morning off work, so that he, the SS and the Inspector could get together and cross things off.   I'm beyond disappointed.   I''m not…

Monday 9 October 2017 – Defects almost fixed?

3 weeks ago, we told our SS to cancel the plaster installation, which was due on 19 September.  They've now spent the last 3 weeks fixing the defects.  We have the reinspection booked for tomorrow morning with Darbecca and Mr W and our SS will also be there for the reinspection.  Hopefully it is all…

Wednesday 6 September 2017 – Almost bricked

I didn't believe what our CSA told us about the bricklayers doing our bricks for the next 2 weeks, so I went out to our build late morning yesterday in hope of speaking with brickies.  They were there and I asked them when they expected to finish.  He said 1-2 days.  Maybe our CSA meant…

Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Pre-bricks

Assuming the bricklayers were there today getting ready to lay bricks tomorrow.   As you can see there aren't any temporary downpipes.  Our SS told me that they don't do it.  Both our Plans and the Building Permit stipulate that we need to have them, so we emailed our SS, CSA and the Ops Manager…

Friday 25 August 2017 – We are Roofed!

Roof is finally finished!   Very hard to get a decent photo with the fence in the way and the safety railing is still up, but it is finished and doesn't look scrappy anymore.   I met with our SS this morning to go through the external items.  And everything that was in the report…

Friday 18 August 2017 – Slow week

Very slow week here.  All that has happened is the installation of the fascia and guttering, the delivery of roof tiles and the installation of the roof railing.   Quiet with with regards to communication from the builder also, until I got the weekly update from our CSA which said that roofing will be done…

Wednesday 9 August 2017 – Gas problems

Having some gas problems.  I got a phone call from our SS late yesterday and once again, the plans don't comply with regulations, and the gas meter location on the plans is too close to the HWS.  Given that there is a slab for the HWS, it's easier to move the gas meter than the…

Sunday 6 August 2017 – Site visit

Family day out was to visit our new house - again.   My husband and I only get a chance to go there together on the weekends, and it was great to walk around inside our house together for the first time.  It's been a little hard to picture the layout as we are building…